Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Where were your mats made? the genuine carpet mats (RHD) sold for all current models through the dealer network in Australia are in fact made in New Zealand.
These are Dark grey, have a driver's heel pad and a rectangular logo in the driver's side. They have a hole in the back of them for a little attachment plug which screws into the existing carpet.
The mats you describe sound quite similar although I can't understand how they ended up in the UK??? It is unlikely that they would come in through the dealer network as they are not listed in the accessory catalogue or Parts CD and are sold here under a local part number!
Sounds like you got quite a good deal as I think the front ones are about A$90/pr and the rears about A$30/pr: given the exchange rate and freight it sounds like a bargain!
These are available for RHD GTV/Spider,147,156 and 166 and are much better than the original mats which don't have a heel pad and wear out quite quickly. wink